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Senior Lawyer - Litigation
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/31170
  • Published: Thu 02/03/2023, 6:16 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/03/2023, 6:16 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Salary: £26959 - £30432 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey

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Senior Lawyer - Litigation

The salary for this role is £26,959 - £30,432 per annum based on an 18-hour working week (full time salary £53,918 - £60,864).

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in litigation?

As a Senior Litigation Lawyer, you will join a supportive, successful and Lexcel accredited in-house legal team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council.

The team is supportive and knowledgeable and there is a commitment to development and training of our in-house talent.

If you are interested in developing and enhancing your existing skills whilst undertaking quality and varied work in the area of litigation, we'd love to hear from you.

About the role

You will work as part of a team to provide advice across a broad range of litigation and support the Council in the provision of its services. As the Senior Solicitor in the team, you will play an active role in the management of the team alongside actively contributing to the future delivery of first-class legal services.

In this role, you will be expected to provide quality proactive legal advice on all aspects of litigation and will be expected to have conduct of a full, varied and demanding caseload.

Our administrative base is in Reigate, but we also have an office in Weybridge, where our Support Team is based. However, the Council adopts a hybrid working policy and we are open to discussions around preferred working arrangements.

About you

We are looking for a skilled, litigation lawyer with substantial experience of the law and practice in this area.

An effective and dynamic individual, with some experience of managing and supervising others, you will be skilled at motivating colleagues. As well as this, you will be flexible in your approach and comfortable both leading and working in a team.

The role requires the ability to work to challenging priorities and achieve clear outcomes.

To be considered for interview, your application will clearly evidence good experience in the relevant areas of law and the following skills and abilities:

  • Providing solutions-focused and enabling advice on a range of matters and an ability to learn quickly about subjects in which you may not have had prior experience
  • Effective team working
  • Leading/contributing at client meetings
  • Advising Members and Senior Officers of the Council
  • Managing competing priorities to achieve client/statutory deadlines
  • Exemplary client care and organisational skills
  • Assisting with management of the team and direct supervision of at least one member of the team

The generic role profile for Senior Lawyers of this level is attached to this advert. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Should you wish to join a large, friendly, dedicated and experienced team of lawyers please click the apply button below to submit your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19th March 2023.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 20th March 2023.

This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days' annual leave (pro rated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro rated for part time staff), a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.